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Norway government gets fiscal on foodstuffs. Rightists propose burying what they term as “negligible import duties”. Duties may be completely axed on 114 types of goods as part of the coalition’s 2015 draft National Budget proposal (neither certain meat nor cheese types are included). Current kroner per kilo import rates range from 0.02 (fresh pears between 1st December and 10th August) to 0.80 (for example, turnips, squash, pumpkins, and frozen broccoli).

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Norway government gets fiscal on foodstuffs

Published on Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 at 11:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Rightists propose burying what they term as “negligible import duties”.

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Fish and chip meals may get slightly less expensive.Ketchup
Photo: Bobek/Wikimedia Commons


Duties may be completely axed on 114 types of goods as part of the coalition’s 2015 draft National Budget proposal (neither certain meat nor cheese types are included).

Current kroner per kilo import rates range from 0.02 (fresh pears between 1st December and 10th August) to 0.80 (for example, turnips, squash, pumpkins, and frozen broccoli).

Consumers might not notice the price difference regarding many of these as part of their food shopping bill.

However, the government’s move is to slim down bureaucracy and ease importers’ paperwork, perhaps saving shoppers some.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK also reports that related contributions to the Treasury will shrink by NOK 15m annually (some USD 2.29m/EUR 1.81m/GBP 1.43m at today’s ROE).

The full list of cuts is available here (external link, in Norwegian). The Foreigner has compiled a small sample of what may be in store should parliament pass the budget:

  • Roses (1st November-31st March) – was 0.60.
  • Chrysanthemums (15th December-15th March) – was 0.60.
  • Chicory (1st April-3oth November) – was 0.24.
  • Frozen mushrooms – was 0.60.
  • Fresh apricots (16th August-15th May) – was 0.24 (0.06 otherwise).
  • Fresh plums (11th-31st October) – was 0.72 (0.36 1st July-20th August).
  • Cornflakes – was 0.12.
  • Capers in vinegar – was 0.60.
  • Jams – was between 0.18 and 0.48.
  • Orange juice – was between 0.08 and 0.23.
  • Ketchup – was 0.37.


Published on Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 at 11:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: food, imports, norway, taxes.





  
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